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Pastor Wright serving in Northumberland

Pastor John Wright recently was appointed to serve the Northumberland Charge, including Fairfields United Methodist Church in Burgess and Afton UMC in Ophelia.

On June 17, during the 235th Virginia Annual Conference in Hampton,Wright was licensed as a local pastor; he was appointed to serve the Northumberland Charge and he began serving in this capacity June 28. His first day in the pulpit was July 2, reported Bob Matthews.

Wright grew up in West Virginia. In 1981, he completed a bachelor’s in electrical engineering at Virginia Tech. Following graduation, he was employed at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division and worked there for 36 years, retiring in the summer of 2017. While working at the Warfare Center, he completed a master’s in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech.

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